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NatWest Markets plc v Stallion Eight Shipping Co. SA [2018] EWHC 2033 (Admlty)

Every shipping lawyer loves an arrest. It’s bold, usually fast-paced and what’s more, it actually involves a boat! Arresting a vessel is about as racy as shipping law gets.


Myton Law has been singled out as one of the top firms in Yorkshire and Humber for ‘Transport’ advice in the current edition of Legal 500.

Evergreen Marine (UK) Limited v Nautical Challenge Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2173

This was an appeal from a judgement of Teare J in the Admiralty Court relating to a collision between the “EVER SMART” and the “ALEXANDRA 1”. The “EVER SMART” was heading outbound from Jebel Ali Port along a narrow dredged channel. Towards the end of the Channel, where the channel opens out into a pilot boarding area, she collided with the “ALEXANDRA 1”, which had approached the “EVER SMART” from a broadly (emphasis added) North West direction and was awaiting a pilot with a view to entering the narrow channel.

Basic Contract Law Workshop

On Tuesday 30 October we will be delivering a workshop, in conjunction with the Business Support strand of the Green Port Hull Growth Programme, aimed at businesses in supply chains who need a better understanding of the law regarding the formation and performance of contracts.


Hull Heritage Open Days 2018

On Friday 7 September we will be throwing our HQ doors open to the public for Hull Heritage Open Days.

Claimants limited to fixed costs even where Part 36 Offer accepted late

Under the Civil Procedure Rules it has been established for some time that where a claim is governed by the fixed costs regime of the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims and a Part 36 offer is accepted within 21 days neither party can recover anything other than the fixed costs provided for by that regime.


Myton Law is providing a new berth for a large scale model of The Salvageman, a former Hull tug which won battle honours for service in the Falklands War.


Shipping lawyers from Humber-based Myton Law were put through their paces at a maritime training session at the Modal Training facility in Immingham at the heart of the UK’s largest port network on July 10.

Maersk Tangier – Part 2 – Court of Appeal keeps it simple

As promised, this is the second legal update on the Maersk Tangier case, considering the package limitation issues raised in the case. Briefly, the question was whether details on the face of a waybill recording the number of tuna loins as the number of “PCS” shipped, could constitute the number of “packages or units” for limitation purposes.

Carrier issues waybill but Court of Appeal says the contract of carriage was “covered by a bill of lading”. Go figure… (Maersk Tangier – Part 1)

It is a testament to the ingenuity (and, cynics might say, powers of self preservation) of English law and lawyers that in certain circumstances the effect of the law can actually be entirely contrary to what it would on first glance, appear. By way of illustration, this article considers one of the issues considered in the Maersk Tangier case (AP Moller-Maersk A/S trading as Maersk Line v Kyokuyo Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 778).

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